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  • Expected start date

    19 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    10 December 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    25 November 2021

Job details

Job role
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Will consider full time, part time
Contract type
MPS (Inner London) + £2,000 Harris Allowance

Job summary

We are looking for an SEN Teacher to join our growing team at Harris Academy Clapham.

Main Areas of Responsibility
The main purpose of this role is to:

devise and deliver appropriate literacy and language programmes to a range of students with identified special educational needs and/or literacy difficulties. These programmes may be small group or personalised where the need is more complex and will be influenced by up-to-date literacy data and with reference to EP reports, SALT reports, EHCPs and Annual Reviews, as appropriate
closely and regularly review progress of students attending taught literacy and language interventions, keeping the intervention spreadsheet up-to-date at all times and providing individual reports to parents/carers and impact reports for the SENCO
under the direction of the SENCO, support with the assessment and identification of students for Catch up and SEN literacy and language interventions
under the direction of the SENCO, support with the application of access arrangements completing Form 8s, on-line applications and gathering and collating evidence of teacher feedback/evidence of usual way of working
contribute to the identification and review of strategies and advice for teaching and support staff included on pupil learning passports (PLPs) and the SEN profile
actively and accurately contribute to the Annual Review process
work collaboratively with mainstream colleagues to ensure that they are including Quality First Teaching Strategies and other relevant strategies from PLPs for literacy and language within teaching and learning
provide some in-class support, as agreed with the SENCO
deputise in the absence of the SENCO.
Curriculum provision (intent, implementation and impact), to:

be responsible for the development and delivery of ambitious and appropriate programmes of work, resources, schemes of work and teaching strategies for taught literacy and language interventions
attend/chair all appropriate meetings as required
plan and prepare courses/programmes and lessons
assess, record and report on attendance, progress, development and achievements of students
provide and/or contribute to assessments (oral and written) relating to students
contribute to the whole Academy’s planning activities
ensure all students produce high-quality work relative to their need/starting points
give feedback and support to all students in line with academy policies
have the highest standards of behaviour and attitudes
contribute towards students’ personal development and preparation for life after school
role model spoken and written English
assist the SENCO, class teachers, TAs, curriculum leaders and senior leaders in developing their classroom strategies and environments that focus on quality first teaching for all
advise teachers and leaders as required on provision and helping teachers to better meet students’ needs
Qualifications & Experience
Graduate in relevant subject and DfE recognised QTS
Postgraduate SEN qualification, for example, literacy, dyslexia, speech and language (please note that the SENCO National Award does not fall within this scope)
Successful teaching experience at secondary of subject specialism
Understand phonics and learning how to read
SEN specialist with clear ability/experience in literacy teaching/ interventions
Understanding of theory/practice of effective teaching and learning for students who have SEND
Knowledge of national curriculum requirements at KS3/KS4
Understanding of the importance of having high expectations for all students, both of behaviour and academic achievement.
Understanding of inclusive practices which offer equality of access to the curriculum for all
Knowledge and experience of writing lesson plans, developing resources and assessing students work
Understanding the importance of being a tutor
Understand the importance of safeguarding.

Safeguarding Notice
The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities
The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

Additional allowances

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Applying for the job

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

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School overview

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
193 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
0204 513 9350

About Harris Academy Clapham

About Us
The vision of Harris Academy Clapham is a simple one:

From our opening in September 2020, our academy is a place where ‘everything is possible’. By this we mean that:

every student is supported to fully develop their academic and personal talents. We help students to go on and achieve their dreams
we work with our families to support all our students, including those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities
we are a supportive part of the Lambeth community, working with our neighbours and others as best we can
every member of staff is supported in becoming the best that they can be, including their future career prospects and ambitions.
It is our vision of ‘everything is possible’ that underpins the five values that staff and students at the academy uphold:

endeavour – to relish challenge, never give up and learn to take sensible risks
self-belief – to believe that they can and will go on to achieve their ambitions
honesty – act with integrity, treating others the way they would like to be treated
excellence – not settling for second best or for the easiest option
having a global view – understanding their place in the world and how they can make it a better one.
A central core of our ethos is to fully develop students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural well-being. We ensure that our students understand their role in making the academy and their community a safer and better place. We do this in a wide variety of ways. including after-school activities, during lessons, school visits and working with a range of external organisations such as local and national charities.

School location

Clarence Avenue, London, SW4 8LD

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